Hello and happy Monday, everyone! I hope your week has started in the best possible way, and that you are happy and in the company of a good book. Today I am here to share with you another bunch of books that were the best I read in the past year, and I think it would be quite a long post again, so let’s start!

Best Peculiar Ones!

These two books could have fitted in the “new to me author” or in some other categories, but they are so unique that they deserve a category just for them! They are unique books, and they are amazing books! Sixteen Ways To Defend A Walled City has an engineer as a protagonist and he has a marvelous sense of humor (and a gall that is legendary!), I am really looking forward to the sequels, and I can’t believe I haven’t read them yet! And then there is Legends & Lattes and this is the sweetest (in more than one sense) and coziest book ever. It would make you crave sweets like crazy, but you need to read it! It’s simple as that!

Best Sci-Fi!

I need to continue both of these series, and I am so looking forward to doing it, because these books were amazing! Nophek Gloss is the first book in the series, and it is so full of promises! It was an amazing reading and I really hope to get to the next one soon! And The Warrior’s Apprentice was… I don’t have words for it, it was so so so good! If you haven’t read the Vorkosigan series yet, you have to do it. And do it now!!!

Best Contemporaries!

Both The Bookish Life Of Nina Hill and Weather Girl are sweet, funny books with some interesting and delicate topics in there. I loved both of them, and I am really glad to have read them both!

The Funniest!

This year I read a lot of books that were funny, that made me laugh and smile, and to be honest The Curse of Tenth Grave is not one of the best of them but… I was outgrowing this series, and I was sad because this is one of the funniest urban fantasy series, Charlie’s sense of humor, and the characters that love and work and live with her are amazing, and some of the dialogues are brilliant. And this book made me fall in love again with the series so… here we are! And then there is The Lightning-Struck Heart, and this is funny. And brilliant. And absurd. And lovable. And so entertaining!

Known To Me Authors!

Okay, maybe this is a strange category but hey! I loved these three books, and I didn’t know where to put them so here we are. Ocean’S Echo is a sweet and compelling book, I loved the story and the characters (and I love that cover too… but all three covers here are beautiful!). Good Neighbors is refreshing and so good. And then we have Empire of the Vampire. It’s really more dark and complex and demanding than the other two, but so so good!

Best New To Me Authors!

These are four really different books, but they all were pretty amazing! Nettle & Bone was surprising on so many levels! And I really hope to read more books by this author soon! The other three are the first book in a series, and I am looking forward to continuing them all! The Sin In The Steel is a sort of Sherlock meet Amra Thetys, This Quest Is Bullshit is a LitRpg funny and quirky and original, and Seven Blades in Black is a grim dark fantasy centered around revenge. Different, all of them, but so beautiful!

Best Sequels!

This is the richest category because I read so many amazing sequels this year! Ancillary Sword is the second book in this trilogy and I was a tad scared, because one of the things I loved most in the first book was its originality, and usually, when this is the case the second book is always a bit disappointing because obviously, the novelty of it has faded, but this time I loved this second book, maybe even more than the first one. The MC is intriguing as hell, and the story is captivating! Cast in Sorrow is the ninth book in this series, and this read I have read at least the 7th and the 8th (if not more, at the moment I can’t remember) and I loved them all! So I have decided to just nominate one, but all the books in this series are amazing! I really love it! The Crimson Campaign was all I was hoping for and even more, and I don’t really know why I have waited so much before reading it! It is so so so good!
And The Last Graduate is the second book in this trilogy. This year I have read the second and the third, and last, volume of this series, and between the two my favorite is this one. It’s not that the third volume was bad, simply that this one was better!

I need to read the main series by Aliette De Bodard, and I keep telling myself that but so far I kept procrastinating, but I am reading this series, I think it’s a spin-off?, and highly enjoying it! The characters are so good and the book, even if short, is captivating! Of Charms, Ghosts and Grievances is a really nice book! And then we have two books that are just… oh my God, they are just so amazing! The Thief Who Went To War is, at the moment, the last published volume in this series, and I really hope that the author would write the next one soon, because we need more Amra in our life!! And then there is another series that is amazing, and I think that its rightful place would be in the first post with my favorite book of the year, because now that I really think about it, I love this series to pieces and all the sequels I have read this year are amazing! On the whole, I have read 5 books in the Mage Errant series, and I loved all of them (the only one that I enjoyed but not really loved to pieces was the second one) and I really think that this series deserves more love and more hype because it is perfection!

This was a really long post, wow! Anyway, which were your favorite reads of 2022? And what do you think of the books I mentioned?? Let me know!!

Happy reading!


8 thoughts on “BEST BOOKS OF 2022- PART 2

    • Susy's Cozy World says:

      Thank you!! I started This Quest is Bullshit for the title, to be honest (and I stayed for the book!) 🤣! And Sixteen Ways is a pretty peculiar book, in the best ways!! While, at least so far, all the Burgis books I have read have amazing women in them!


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